Monday, 9 November 2015

Giveaway #519 : Win 2 x A Traveller In Time dvd - closed - winners Richard Tyler, Melanie Stirling


I love introducing the Madhouse Kids to the classic kids' TV programmes that I remember from my youth, so I was very excited to learn about the release of BBC children’s fantasy drama, A Traveller in Time, which is an adaptation of Alison Uttley’s acclaimed novel of the same name. The series was on TV way back in 1978 (I must have seen a repeat - I'd have only been six !) but this is its first time on DVD. It's amazing to think that we hadn't even heard of Betamax or VHS, let alone DVDs, back when it was on the telly originally !

When Penelope Taberner (Sophie Thompson – Detectorists) goes to live with her Uncle Barnabas (Gerald James – The Man with the Golden Gun) and Aunt Tissie (Elizabeth Bradley – Coronation Street) on their remote, ancient Derbyshire farm, she begins to see spooky visions.

Travelling back to Tudor times, she soon uncovers a plot to free Mary Queen of Scots in order to overthrow Elizabeth I. Unfortunately her very own ancestors, the Babington  family, are responsible for the treason. Penelope already knows the tragic fate that awaits the Scottish Queen but can she stop history from following its natural course? 

This mysterious and charming five part BBC drama inspired by the real life Babington Plot, was produced and directed by Dorothea Brooking (The Secret Garden) and stars Sophie Thompson in her first TV appearance, alongside the late Simon Gipps-Kent (Great Expectations). 

It’s time to revisit history (and televisual history) in A Traveller in Time !

It looks very dated - it is almost forty years old after all ! - but the Madhouse kids still enjoyed the plot and it's an enjoyable way of discovering more about this aspect of British history. I loved the trip down memory lane too !

 Title: A Traveller In Time (1978) 
 Certificate: PG
 Release Date: 9 November 2015
 Cat No: 164438 
Running Time: 145 mins approx. on 1 disc 
 RRP: £19.99



I have two copies of  A Traveller In Time to give away to lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Just fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.


UK only. Closing date : 23/11/15

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67 comments:

  1. Back to Victorian times - to experience a Victorian Christmas!

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  2. If I could travel back I would to go back to the Victorian times . Their dress style , family life and tradition is so intriguing and really gets me . x

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  3. not too far back i loved the 80s

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  4. To the court of King Henry VIII
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  5. I'd like to go back to caveman times! What was it really like?

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  6. I would like to go back to the sixties, cool clothes and fab music x

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  7. The sixties would be great to go back to. Although I was a bit young at the time then, I can remember the atmosphere, music and I think generally people were happier and safer. I still think you can't beat the 60's music today and it always takes me back.

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  8. I would like to go in the 50's!

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  9. back to the 70s cos i love that era of music

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  10. I would want to go back to the 80's. I'd visit my younger self at high school and tell myself to ignore those who upset me, get my head down and work hard because things will get better.

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  11. I'd like to go back to 31st December 1899 to see how they partied then!

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  12. 70s, the only thing that came out of meeting my partner then is our kids, lol, Grumpy old git he is now

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  13. would love to visit the victorian times x

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  14. Back to my childhood, I would love to see our family dog again.

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  15. I'd travel back to when I was younger, and would make some very different life choices!

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  16. I'd like to go back in time to Alice Cooper's first ever tour

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  17. I would go back to 1925 and slip Beatrice Roberts a contraceptive pill, so that Margaret Thatcher would not have been born. It would change the time line, but what the Hell!

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  18. Looks like an ace dvd! And I would back to the 80s

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  19. I'd go back to 1816 so I could meet Lord Byron ;-)

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  20. I'd want to travel forward 100 years to see if things get any better

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  21. The 1920s I'd love to be around for Downton Abbey era

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  22. Couple of days I was born, would like to see my parents happy together

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  23. I would love to go back to the eighties and go to all the roller disco parties and have outrageous spikey hair.

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  24. I would like to go to 18th century Shropshire to try and sort out my family tree.

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  25. The Victorian times - but i'd be rich!!! (@PeanutHog)

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  26. Tudor times
    Victoria B

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  27. I'd go back to the Victorians to experience what my great grandmother grew up in

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  28. I'd go back to the 60's seems an exciting era

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  29. I'd like to go back to the sixties and see my mum as a little girl

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  30. I would like to go back to around year 1900 and live in Bath. Would love to see what it was like back then.

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  31. Pam Francis Gregory23 November 2015 at 16:08

    I'd love to visit ancient Rome

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  32. back to 1981 so I could live my life again but make better decisions

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